I love the idea of a monthly subscription box, but despite all the beauty options on the market, that kind of thing has never really appealed to me. But when I heard about Crafty Creatives, a monthly crafty subscription box, I knew that this was the box for me!
When Claire and Isobel at Crafty Creatives announced that they were looking for bloggers to help them celebrate their first birthday, I was really eager to get involved. I know that Crafty Creatives are really grateful to all the lovely bloggers who have taken them to their hearts, and blogged about the boxes themselves and all the fabulous things that they have created from them. Equally, I know lots of bloggers who pounce on their postman at a certain time each month, eager to get their hands on the latest offerings!
The box I received was their special birthday box, and I was very excited when the postman knocked on my door with it on Saturday morning! This box is slightly different from usual; it is kit-based, and contains all the things you need for five different flowers.
Even the paper that the bits come wrapped in is lovely – I’ll be squirrelling it away with my scrapbook supplies as I’m sure it will come in useful some day!
The kit came with a balloon, so of course I had to blow it up for the photos!
As you can see, the leaflet included with the box contains detailed instructions for each flower. The first is a felt flower that I should be able to make without too much difficulty!
Next up is a stocking flower. I haven’t ever really worked with this kind of wire before, but I am always seeing tutorials using it, so I am looking forward to giving this one a go to see if I can master it!
The French beaded flower is the one that I think will probably test my patience! But the result is really pretty, so I think it will probably be worth it.
Unfortunately it would seem that the hair slide that I need to make this paper flower hair slide wasn’t included in my box! That’s not too much of a problem though, because I can easily buy one if I decide that I want to wear a paper flower in my hair!
The last kit is for a crepe paper flower bunch. I don’t think I’ve used crepe paper since I was in primary school! If I make this and it looks good, I think it would make a nice gift for someone in a pretty vase.
Finally, the box included a handful of bits and pieces that are extras, and can be used in your own crafts. I particularly like the buttons (I love buttons), and the hummingbird charm. I am going to put that on a long necklace as soon as as I get the chance!
Each Crafty Creatives box will set you back £10, plus £2.95 for postage and packaging. There is no contract, so you can stop whenever you want. As I mentioned, this month’s box is a little different to normal, as usually you receive lots of different crafty supplies, with one or two kits included. Previous themes have included Nautical, Blues and The Treat Box (sounds delicious!).
Although at the moment Crafty Creatives are only shipping to the UK, they do have plans to ship to EU countries soon, and if you are in the US or Canada, you should sign up to the mailing list for further details!
I think it’s easy to see that for a monthly price of £12.95, you are getting a lot of supplies that would ordinarily cost you a lot more. As well as that, you are getting inspiration to create things that you might not otherwise have thought of! There are even gift options available for three, six, or twelve months, so if someone has a birthday coming up, you can treat them to a parcel full of goodies every month. What could be better?
As a special birthday treat, Crafty Creatives have given me a discount code to offer to my lovely readers. The first ten people to sign up will get 25% off their first box. Please use the code CRAFTYDARLING when ordering (please note that Crafty Creatives only ship to the UK).
Happy Birthday Crafty Creatives, here’s to the next twelve months!
* Crafty Creatives provided me with this box free of charge as part of their birthday celebrations. As ever, all opinions are my own.